2023 Beyond the Dream Award: Spotlight on Mid America Cattle and Their Generosity
It's not every day that a business receives recognition for its remarkable achievements, and when it does, it often reverberates through the community. Such is the story of Mid America Cattle and the prestigious award they recently received from Dream First Bank.
Mid America Cattle holding the award check; with Andrew German on the far left, Walt, Walter, and Don on the far right.
A Well-Deserved Honor
Dream First Bank's "Beyond the Dream Award" is no ordinary accolade. Given to businesses that stand out in their fields, this award appreciates the remarkable contributions, innovation, and unwavering commitment to community values. This year, Dream First Bank chose Mid America Cattle Company of Hugoton, KS, as the deserving recipient. Presented by Andrew German of Dream First Bank to the Beesley family trio - Walt, Walter, and Don, the honor recognizes the company's astounding achievement of winning the Earl C. Brookover Award at the 2023 Beef Empire Days. Their heifer, nourished at Sunbelt Feeders, clinched the #1 spot in the Carcass show and a close second in the Live Show. These rankings collectively crowned it the overall top position!
The Beyond the Dream Award isn't just about recognizing business achievements—it's also about acknowledging the values, resilience, and commitment behind those accomplishments. Mid America is a testament to how a family-owned business can weather the challenges typical to the agribusiness landscape, emerging stronger, and setting an example for others. Their story stands as an inspiration, showing that the American Dream thrives in the hands of those who believe in innovation, perseverance, and community.
Paying it Forward
But the story doesn't end with the award reception. As part of the honor, Dream First Bank bestows the awardees with $2,500, allowing them to donate this amount to a charity or organization of their choice.
Hugoton Choir accepting the donation from Mid America Cattle.
True to their community-centered values, Mid America Cattle chose the Hugoton Choir to be the beneficiary of their award. This contribution will aid the choir immensely in covering expenses as they set their sights on Nationals.
True Community Spirit
Congratulations once more to the Beesley family for not only bagging a well-deserved award but also for showcasing what true community spirit looks like. By choosing to uplift another deserving group in their community, they've exemplified the essence of the Beyond the Dream Award. Here's to many more years of their continued success, growth, and generosity!